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Fukuoka

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Draped Reclining Mother and Baby 1983 (LH 822)

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bronze
length 226.5cm


photo: Rita Boogaart

From very early on I have had an obsession with the Mother and Child theme. It has been a universal theme from the beginning of time and some of the earliest sculptures we’ve found from the Neolithic Age are of a Mother and Child. I discovered when drawing, I could turn every little scribble, blot or smudge into a mother and Child. (Later, I did the same with the Reclining Figure theme!) So that I was conditioned, as it were, to see it in everything. I suppose it could be explained as a "Mother" complex.

John Hedgecoe, Henry Moore, Nelson, London: Simon and Schuster, New York 1968, p.61